Houston headquartered Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. reports that it has been awarded a contract from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) for the repowering of the Charles Hall Ferry on Lake Powell.
Thrustmaster will be replacing the propulsion thrusters, engines, generators, keel coolers and controls on the car and passenger ferry. The work will be performed on the lake while the vessel remains afloat.
Thrustmaster says its made in America and Buy America compliant propulsion system is ideal for this repowering solution and will provide the UDOT with a domestic source and strong partnership for many years to come.
The Charles Hall Ferry has been in operation since 2001. The route of operation for the ferry on Lake Powell is a remote and very isolated location in the southeast corner of the state of Utah.
The ferry operates daily from mid-April through September making six round trips a day.